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This amazing new exhibition will celebrate a historic ritual

This amazing new exhibition will celebrate a historic ritual

With its iconic white marble structure, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque forms both a key part of the city’s skyline and the cornerstone of its culture and heritage. And as the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center marks its tenth anniversary …

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The cultural roots of the UAE will surprise you – find out why

The cultural roots of the UAE will surprise you – find out why

The capital’s recent CultureSummit set the debate on cultural identity ablaze. We take a look at how diversity has a role to play in the UAE’s own journey When we think of what the UAE means, we think of a …

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New vision sees academy preserving musical heritage

New vision sees academy preserving musical heritage

Culture extends far beyond the clothes we wear and food we eat. Putting the spotlight on traditional Arabic music, local academy Bait Al Oud has launched a new vision for establishing the centre as a key player in teaching the …

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Hunt begins for UAE’s next generation of talented writers

Hunt begins for UAE’s next generation of talented writers

Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, minister of culture and knowledge development, recently announced the launch of the Preparing Young Authors programme. The initiative will set out to find promising writers with diverse expertise in novels, poetry, personal experiences, short …

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Community workshops inspire young generation of artists

Community workshops inspire young generation of artists

More than just a venue to house art works from established artists, the soon-to-open Guggenheim Abu Dhabi aims to inspire creativity among residents, particularly the younger generations. Showcasing pieces from the Guggenheim collection, the current exhibition in Manarat Al Saadiyat …

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We speak to the best Emirati filmmaker in the business

We speak to the best Emirati filmmaker in the business

Speaking to Abu Dhabi World ahead of a free public screening of his latest film, The Worthy, filmmaker Ali Mostafa is refreshingly honest with his feelings about horror thrillers, despite the fact his latest film falls in said genre. The …

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Spring has sprung and this is your chance to make the most of it

Spring has sprung and this is your chance to make the most of it

The cool breeze in the air of winter has given way to the warm glow of spring in the UAE. It’s time to make the most of the season and for children to enjoy spring break before it heats up …

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What historic building is getting an amazing upgrade?

What historic building is getting an amazing upgrade?

Renovation and expansion works on the historic Qasr Al Hosn will be completed in 2018. When finished, the downtown cultural landmark will feature new attractions including a Musalla (an open area used for praying), a cultural complex with library, a …

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Exciting new project announced in the capital

Exciting new project announced in the capital

Traditional retail is making a comeback with the announcement of a new development. Abu Dhabi Municipality has signed an agreement with Al Qudra Holding to construct a traditional souk worth AED 750m. The new shopping district will be located between …

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The Garden City gets set to celebrate its unique culture

The Garden City gets set to celebrate its unique culture

What do camels have in common with music? Discover this and much more at the Al Ain cultural programme UNESCO World Heritage sites, historical forts, royal residences – Al Ain is undoubtedly the cultural heartland of the emirate, if not …

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